When Tyler Colvin hit the opposite field fly ball to left and Alfonso Soriano just took off from 2nd base without once looking to see where the ball went, well you had to agree with the quote we hear from most of the Cubs most of the time this season. It goes something like this: "we're playing like little leaguers".
Because there was Alfonso standing just past third base looking like a 3rd grader as he watched whoever that Mariner was step on second for the out.
Seattle pitcher Jason Vargas had a great mix of inside fastballs and outside changeups and the Cubs couldn't get anything going at ALL. A run or two would mean the world. So when Alfonso hit that double, at that point (I think) that was as far as any Cub had gotten on the base path, and I let hope creep into the room.
But HA HA! The joke was on me.
Or more accurately, the joke was on Ryan Dempster who pitched 9 innings and gave up the 2-run homer but otherwise was masterful, and the Cubs get shut out zeeero to 2.
That, my friend, is comedy.
Anyway, another "wasted gem" from Dempster.
Another "exactly what I expected from the Cub bats" from the... Cub bats.
And the Late Show's next guest from Seattle will beeeee... Cliff Lee!
That's right, that guy from Cleveland with the 2.55 ERA.
So tonight be sure to tune into the "Late Show".
It's sure to keep the laughs coming!